When: Thursday, 5 p.m.
Where: Great Valley Center, 201 Needham St.
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Info: Dan Zack, downtown development coordinator for Redwood City, will discuss housing density and blight. A $10 fee is payable at the door; no R.S.V.P. required. Organizers said Zack specializes in downtown revitalization, parking management, urban design, public participation and plan implementation. The discussion is presented by Valley Futures Forum. The forum is an educational series presented by the American Planning Association/Central Section, Building Industry Association of Central California, Congress for the New Urbanism, Great Valley Center, Local Government Commission and Modesto Chamber of Commerce. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
OAKDALE COMMUNITY BAND SUMMER CONCERT
When: Today, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Gladys Lemmons Senior Center, 450 E. A St.
Info: The Oakdale Community Band Summer Concert presents "Marches and Music for all Ages." Free admission; donations are accepted. For more information, call Ron Quintanal at 847-1807.
OAKDALE GARDEN CLUB SALAD LUNCHEON
When: Today, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave.
Info: For a $5 donation, guests will sample dozens of homemade salads, drinks and dessert. A door prize, raffle, silent auction and plant sale complete the event. Tickets will be available at the door. Money raised will help fund two scholarships for graduating Oakdale High School seniors and club education and beautification activities in Oakdale.
PEACH IPM IN-FIELD WORKSHOP
When: Friday, 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Superior Fruit Ranch, 4801 E. Whitmore Ave.
Info: The Peach Integrating Pest Management In-Field Workshop is sponsored by the University of California Cooperative Extension. Workshops will cover topics including diagnosing root problems and controlling pests. For more information, call the cooperative extension, 525-6800.
GRAND OPENING OF CERES COMMUNITY CENTER
When: Today, 4 p.m.
Where: 2701 Fourth St.
Info: Grand opening activities will include a ribbon cutting by Mayor Anthony Cannella, tours of the facility, class demonstrations and refreshments in the auditorium.